Counting The Years In Baseball Uniforms

This spring I realized that the march of time is no longer abstract. It’s not measured in books I’ve read or places I’ve seen. Not a long mental list of experiences to collect. My future isn’t a fuzzy hopeful cloud. It now surrounds me each day. Having children has made the march of time palpable […]

The Part of Mothering That I’m Good At

These past few months have not been my favorites. I’ll be honest; it has been a bit of a rough ride. Suddenly, the entrance of my youngest into kindergarten has hit me like a brick. The days that used to feel like gifts are beginning to feel lonely. It is a new phase, and the […]

The Great Pretender

I sat at the dinner table the other night, looking at my wonderful husband and my two smiling, chatty boys, and I realized something very important: I didn’t care at all about what anyone at that table was talking about. Truly. I could not care less. But I smiled and nodded as I slowly shut down […]

Let Them Eat Candy!

      Ahhh…it’s fall. Leaves are crunchy. Rain is tapping on my roof and apple crisp is baking in my oven. As a human being with a pulse, I notice the onslaught of pumpkin themed products. As a mother, I notice the annual barrage of articles about how to give away your kid’s Halloween […]

What Love Really Looks Like: A Man and a Woman on a Wednesday Night

When you are young and you begin a life with someone, you have absolutely no idea what you are really doing. I remember people with wrinkles and gray hair talk about “love” and “commitment” and “lifetimes” at my wedding but to me it was mostly a low buzz compared to the joyous shouting my young […]

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Running After Ale

I'm constantly running after my toddler Ale (Á-le). I'm out of breath and having the best time!